Last Tuesday, April 21st was a landmark day for Camara. At 14:30 Minister Eamon Ryan helped Camara CEO, Cormac Lynch pack the 10,000th computer which was sent to an African school in Tanzania.

Minister Ryan said “Camara is a great example of how a simple idea can benefit many. These are computers that could have simply been discarded or recycled here in Ireland, but now they are now being used by thousands of children in Africa. Irish businesses should consider this when seeking to replace their computer equipment. Providing a child with computer unlocks a whole world of information and experience; a world which should not be out of reach. Information technology as an educational tool, offers a real solution and real opportunities for children in developing countries”.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources cutting cake to make the 10,00th computer recycled and sent out to schools in Africa. With him is Kirsty Palfreyman, Camara's Training and Education Manager.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources cutting cake to mark the 10,000th computer refurbished and sent out to schools in Africa. With him is Kirsty Palfreyman, Camara. Picture Jim Berkely.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan with Gary McDarby, boardmember and Cormac Lynch, CEO of Camara. Pic: Jim Berkeley.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan with Gary McDarby, boardmember and Cormac Lynch, CEO of Camara. Pic: Jim Berkeley.

Thanks to everyone who attended this special event on a glorious sunny day in the Digital Hub. We really appreciated having you here. Here’s to the next 10,000th computer celebration.